[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board meeting - 7/16/12

Chris Cunnington smalltalktelevision at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 13:33:29 UTC 2012

Board members present: Colin Putney, Craig Latta, Chris Muller, Levente 
Uzonyi, Chris Cunnington, and, special guest Ken Causey

- The topic of the meeting was moving to a new server

- There are several offers for free hosting available to Squeak

- Squeak is accepting the offer from Softlayer [1]. It is also looking 
at an offer related to the Software Freedom Conservancy at Gandi. [2]

- The Board realized that the moving process is not an all-or-nothing 
proposition. Pieces can be moved over time. Perhaps even on different 
servers. So, the Softlayer offer will now be accepted and closed.

- The difference between a VPS and a dedicated box was debated with Ken 
having strong feelings in favor of a dedicated box, as you knew better 
what your resources were

- Ken is willing to help make the transition to a new server given a 
window of ninety days, so he can contribute, while not interfering with 
his other commitments

- One of the early pieces to be moved will be the www.squeak.org image, 
which will be a Seaside image. The old design of www.squeak.org will be 
retired in favor of a very small website emphasizing the download of 
Squeak. The site will then grow into a fuller and more complete resource 
over time

- A major consideration in the move is the mailing lists run by the GNU 
Mailman [3] application. Other parts of the move are the images, FTP 
archive, and Mantis SQL database

- Details of the moving process will be recorded to provide 
documentation to assist with upkeep and any future move

[1] http://www.softlayer.com

[2] http://www.gandi.net

[3] http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html

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